Burleigh Skin Nurse – PRP | Bloodfacial FAQs

30 Aug 2018 7:01 PMSam Keim
Burleigh Skin Nurse – PRP | Bloodfacial FAQs

What is a PRP or a Blood Facial?


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is when you take some blood from the client which is then spun in a centrifuge to take out the red and white blood cells.  We are then left with the platelet and plasma which is re-injected into the skin.


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is not a filler and it doesn't replace collagen.  It is a skin treatment.


The Science


Whilst Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has become well-known through social media channels, it is used in medical procedures due to its incredible results.  In Orthopaedic medicine for example, it is used to fuse bones back together.  It originates from stem cell science and while marketing will tell us that stem cells can be used in creams and lotions, what actually happens is that when a cell is used in a dead product like a cream, it then dies and has no benefit.


If however, you take it straight from a client and inject it back in while it is alive, then it is perfect lock and key mechanism which creates a perfect response in stimulating your own stem cells in your skin.



The Results


Typically, we see evening of skin tone, tightening of the skin, lifting of the skin, as well as the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. It is exceptionally good for crepey thin skin particularly around the eyes, the neck and the décolletage.

As the procedure works on a cellular basis, it is not immediate however within a month the results will be visible.

While results vary depending on age and biological self, ideally, we will see a client every six months.  For clients who look after their skin and avoid the sun, it can last up to 12 to 18 months. 


It is important to note that the sun dries up the collagen in your skin, requiring the more frequent treatments.  We don’t recommend Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to clients who are sun-lovers as they will not see the value of the treatment.


The healthier you are, the better quality your blood is and the better results you are going to get. PRP is not ideal for people who are heavy drinkers or heavy smokers or have spent a lot of time in the sun because you're just going to lose what you are gaining too quickly.


The Source


Usually 10-30mils of blood is drawn from the clients’ arm, just like in the normal blood test.  The amount will depend upon which area is to be treated.  10 mils of blood is equivalent of one vial.




In the 24 hours prior to PRP treatment, clients should avoid anything that is going to thin their blood as this will increase the risk of bruising.  Blood thinners include aspirin, Neurofen, alcohol, ginseng, lots of green tea, gingko biloba and anything else that's known blood thinner.  These products will not contra indicate the appointment or the procedure but it will increase the risk of bruising and therefore increase the risk of down time, post Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) .


You should be hydrated so that your blood is easy to draw; drink a lot of water before you come in.

If you choose to, you can numb the area prior to coming in.




After Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) you will not be able to walk out and go straight back to work. You will be swollen and there is a potential for bruising depending on your skin type and area of treatment.  For skin around the face, it could be just one day down time with minimal bruising.


Eyes may swell and bruise for longer.  The neck and décolletage are easier to cover and our clients return to work and everyday life more quickly with this treatment.


What to avoid after the Treatment


There is nothing to avoid.  This is a really easy treatment where there is no heat involved so you don't have to stay out of the sun.  You don't have to do anything extraordinary because it is injecting and no heat applied.


Time considerations


Pulling the blood will take about 10 minutes and then the relevant injecting time. As an example, if are doing the area around the eyes, it can take as little as 15 minutes for theinjecting.


A full face or full face with neck and décolletage can take anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half depending on how much we are doing. 


If you haven’t already ‘numbed up’ prior to coming in, this will add additional time.



Tools and Equipment – The Meso Therapy Gun


I love it! I am so excited by the Meso Therapy Gun. It is like a syringe but in a gun.  It delivers a set amount of dives in each injection point at a set depth so it is very even.  Using the Meso Therapy Gun gives an even procedure on your face because it is not based on human error, in hand-injecting. We set the machine and that's what it delivers so you get an excellent result. It makes the procedure of doing the entire face, neck and décolletage, a lot quicker.

Treatment Cost


Starting from $499.


To Book


You can book online or you can ring Josie at the clinic.